Welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish. It is with a feeling of great honor that I take the office of president for 2015-2016. Our club is a microcosm of our community. We are civic, industrial, and business leaders. We are retirees, professionals, small business owners, large industry managers, and non-profit directors, all coming together for a single goal...To serve others.
Mohandas Gandi said "The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others." Rotary International is the world's preeminent service organization. Rotary Clubs worldwide include 1.2 Million members, all dedicated to the motto "Service Above Self".
As part of Rotary International, our club has served our community and our world by giving out annual scholarships (to date exceeding $500,000), by funding local literacy, hunger and water projects, and by reaching out to the international community through funding Lunches for Learning in Honduras, and sponsoring Rotary Youth Exchange students. All of our members strive to give of themselves for the betterment of all humankind. So please join us at our primary fundraiser, the Alligator Festival, which will be held September 24-27, 2015. It is only with the help of our community that we can help the world to become a better place.
Fenwick A. Swann III